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Old 16.10.2015, 21:14
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Oven Cleaner Product

Can anyone recommend an awesome oven cleaner product, available from an average coop/migros?

I just tried Sipuro and it had zero effect, and my oven isn't even that dirty

Also any funky products for cleaning the racks/shelves?

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Old 16.10.2015, 21:51
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Re: Oven Cleaner Product

Cillit Bang. They have different kind of sprays for different parts of the house (kitchen, toilet, oven, etc.). I don't even want to know what kind of chemicals they put in there, but it really works.

Available at Coop.
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Old 16.10.2015, 22:08
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Re: Oven Cleaner Product

I don't bother with the heavy-duty chemicals. Boil a pan of water and stick it in the oven overnight and wipe out the grime in the morning. If you have some bad spots you can use the Putzstein (cleaning stone) on them.
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I don't bother with the heavy-duty chemicals. Boil a pan of water and stick it in the oven overnight and wipe out the grime in the morning. If you have some bad spots you can use the Putzstein (cleaning stone) on them.
You leave the oven on all night?
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You leave the oven on all night?
Oh, I suppose I could have been more clear. Boil the water in a pot on the stove. Turn the stove off. Put the pot in the cold oven. Close the door. Let condensation do its job.
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Re: Oven Cleaner Product

Staple a few Brillo pads onto a local neighbourhood cat, and shut it in the oven, overnight ..... works for me - although sometimes pre-heating is required.
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Old 16.10.2015, 22:38
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Oh, I suppose I could have been more clear. Boil the water in a pot on the stove. Turn the stove off. Put the pot in the cold oven. Close the door. Let condensation do its job.
And if you want to be really clever you can add lemon juice to the water. Not only does it smell nice but it intensifies the steam cleaning effect.


For the heavy duty stuff the Potz stuff from Migros with the huge plastic bags to put the racks in overnight is really good. We used this to get the racks pristine clean when we left our rented place.
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Oh, I suppose I could have been more clear. Boil the water in a pot on the stove. Turn the stove off. Put the pot in the cold oven. Close the door. Let condensation do its job.
Will try this tonight!

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For the heavy duty stuff the Potz stuff from Migros with the huge plastic bags to put the racks in overnight is really good. We used this to get the racks pristine clean when we left our rented place.
Could definitely use one of these "plastic bag" products for the racks.
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Can anyone recommend an awesome oven cleaner product, available from an average coop/migros?
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What about getting one of these to do it for you. It may require a little training / coercion:
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Re: Oven Cleaner Product

I've witnessed a very close correlation, which I took to be causal, between the use of Cillit Bang and the onset of an asthma attack. It wan't nice to watch.
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I've witnessed a very close correlation, which I took to be causal, between the use of Cillit Bang and the onset of an asthma attack. It wan't nice to watch.
All off those sort of cleaning products make me cough violently and sneeze ( and I don't have asthma) so I never use them.
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Re: Oven Cleaner Product

I've tried quite a few and the only one I found that worked well was K2r Backofen Grillreiniger from Coop. It's a foam in a spray can. Spray your hotplates and in the oven and leave it overnight (don't heat the oven) and then wipe it off the next day.
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Re: Oven Cleaner Product

I second the potz stuff from migros. Just cleaned my oven there during the week with it! I hate the chemical smell though.. Be sure to leave your kitchen window wide open when you spray, try not to inhale it and let the kitchen air afterwards.
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I've tried quite a few and the only one I found that worked well was K2r Backofen Grillreiniger from Coop. It's a foam in a spray can. Spray your hotplates and in the oven and leave it overnight (don't heat the oven) and then wipe it off the next day.
Yup, used this product on my oven and it did the trick-- the oven looked brand new! Lots of caked on everything that I had not bothered to clean for months. Just sprayed the stuff on and let it work overnight and the next day, I just wiped it off with a damp cloth. AMAZING
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Old 17.10.2015, 21:02
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Re: Oven Cleaner Product

Thanks for all the suggestions folks. Need to do mine too, but have been debating which product might be suitable. Will try the hot water idea first and if that doesn't work head for Migros or Coop.
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Re: Oven Cleaner Product

The Potz stuff in a bag is great on racks. The inside of my oven needs serious help, and I'm going to try a bowl of ammonia on one rack and a bowl of boiling water on the other, shut the door and let it go overnight.
I've seen it in a few places, this what I found today.
http://www.rd.com/home/c/

I hate ammonia but this might be what i need to do this time
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Re: Oven Cleaner Product

Hey guys for me Potz oven cleaner do the work. It is like cane with spray on the top. You have two ways of using it it. You spray whole inside of oven and the bars and leave it over night. Or you spray oven close it and heat up a little bit (just for 10 min.) Then clean it with hot water. You can buy it in Migros.
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Re: Oven Cleaner Product

And I forgot to mention. If you have really dirty oven, you can buy baking soda. Put the water and baking soda in a bowl suitable for heating, put the bowl in oven and heat it up until the wather start cooking. Than turn off the oven and leave it that way a while. The steam will melt all fat and dirt you just need to whipe it of with kitchen towel and water. For extreme cases just repeat this procedure two times. Work 100%.
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Old 19.10.2015, 17:01
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Re: Oven Cleaner Product

I agree with the "hot water in a bowl in the warm oven" trick. K2r is the only effective oven cleaner, available in Coop.

A useful trick is to put the racks, shelves and side supports in the dishwasher, and at the end of the washing cycle take them out. Then while they're still hot and wet, put on rubber gloves, & attack the shelves, racks and side supports with steel wire wool and detergent in the kitchen sink.

Most oven doors can be removed safely for cleaning, but read the handbook and follow the instructions carefully. You don't need to use very much force! Try not to immerse the oven door in water, dirty water will get between the glass leaving dirty looking glass. Getting the double glass walls clean involves dismantling the door!
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I agree with the "hot water in a bowl in the warm oven" trick. K2r is the only effective oven cleaner, available in Coop.

A useful trick is to put the racks, shelves and side supports in the dishwasher, and at the end of the washing cycle take them out. Then while they're still hot and wet, put on rubber gloves, & attack the shelves, racks and side supports with steel wire wool and detergent in the kitchen sink.

Most oven doors can be removed safely for cleaning, but read the handbook and follow the instructions carefully. You don't need to use very much force! Try not to immerse the oven door in water, dirty water will get between the glass leaving dirty looking glass. Getting the double glass walls clean involves dismantling the door!
I don't recommend using steel wool ( too abrasive, same with the dark green scourers, too harsh) on the chrome plated racks, it will scratch and dull them and the scratches will fill up even quicker and be harder to remove, meaning more attention more often.

The steaming way is definitely a gentler and most effective way of going about it, with or without lemon, that's a good touch though for sure.

If you have really baked on grime, I've always found that after steaming or even leaving a wet cloth/ soaked newspaper/papertowells on the area if possible, wipe away the gunge with that and if it doesn't all come off, I use a ceramic hob scraper to get the rest off.

If using the scraper, do make sure there is enough moisture at all times, using them dry can lead to scratching as well.

Ammonia is certainly very effective, just hard on the lungs and stinky.
The same trick of racks in plastic bag but coated in ammonia and left outside overnight will surely save a lot of hard work.

Another thing to try for the racks is crumpled up aluminium foil, but test it out first, it can also dull the chrome finish.

I love my Karcher steamer for jobs like this, it speeds the whole process up. If I decide to do it, I want to do it now as I know leaving it out overnight may mean i don't get it done till I need to use the oven next and I hate that, cos it will be a rush job.
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